Rolex Explorer Ref 114270
I got this watch in 2001 a few months after Rolex haven nshows it in Basel
I was one of the first guy who got one here in Sweden with then nnew (current)
Explorer ref 114270 and I have order it a couple ofn nmonths before I got it. I
have look forward to recieve the new one with SEL andn nthe new movement
cal 3130. It have the same size (36 mm) as the classicn nDateJust but it feels a
little smaller, I suppose it´s the black dial as fooln nthe eye. It´s a classic Rolex
a simple model that just only shows the time.
Nothing fancy, a tvinlock crown that make sure you cann nget down 100 meters.
So a little water can´t hurt.
The dial have some great details and it´s very easy ton nread and it only comes in
one model. SS, black dial, smooth bezel and Oystern nbracelet.
The SuperLuminova do what it should but not at 3, 6n n& 9, it´s okey with
me but I know guys that never buy it because of that.
So what about the bracelet? This one feels very tightn nand with the SEL (solid
end links) so will there be no rattle. The only Rolexn nneed to do is to put on solid
middlelinks as they have on some models o get then nfinal touch.
The OysterLock clasp with the safety lock works great,n nit´s just a stamped pice
of steel but it will serve for decades withoutn ntroubles.
So what about the new Caliber 3130? It have 31n njewels, hacking second and
28800 bph have got some upgrade like a balance bridgen nand a Breguet hairspring.
And it runs very smooth and in my opinion the no daten nmovements feels more acurate
and durable than the date movement. But that is justn nmy opinions and I don´t believe it
is so, but it feels so.
The Microstella adjustment at the balance wheel.
A closer look to it and it needs a special tool ton nadjust it.
The Explorer is one of the most simple watch Rolexn nmade and it´s a little overpriced if
you comapre it to a Air King. But it´s a classic Rolexn nand you can wear it as a sport watch
or a dress watch. So I believe there is a place for itn nin every Rolex collectors collection.
Then it´s a certified chronometer if that is a reasonn nfor you to buy one.
So here is a few more pics of it.